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CULTURAL EVOLUTION

Predicting societal-level cultural change

Nature Human Behaviourvolume 2pages538539 (2018) | Download Citation

By analysing whether characteristics of Austronesian populations could predict the rate of adoption of Christianity, researchers find that political leadership and small population sizes facilitated Christianity’s spread in the Pacific.

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    • Nicole Creanza

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